Kellogg Middle School Food Pantry and Clothing Closet

Would you like to help families in need? Kellogg Middle School recently sent this note out to families in a weekly newsletter:

One of the main goals of the Kellogg SUN Community School is to work with school staff and the school community to help stabilize Kellogg families with needs that are identified by the families themselves.

When Kellogg was designed and built, the school district built in a special space for a Food Pantry and a Clothing Closet so that we can work to support families who have food and/or clothing needs.

At this time, we are working to build up both the Kellogg Food Pantry and the Kellogg Clothing Closet from scratch and we need your help! Up until December 14th, Kellogg Middle School will be collecting the items listed below.

Fill the Kellogg Food Pantry

Shelf-stable items requested are:

  • loaves of bread
  • PB & J
  • Tomato sauce
  • Pasta/mac & cheese
  • Shelf stable milk
  • Ramen/noodle soup
  • Rice
  • Granola bars
  • Breakfast bars
  • Canned chicken/tuna
  • Cereal
  • Beans (pinto/black)
  • Tortillas
  • Cooking oil

Fill the Kellogg Clothing Closet

New or gently-used items requested are:

  • Socks: all genders (new only please)
  • Winter gear: hats, gloves, scarves, etc: all genders (new and gently loved)
  • Winter jackets: various sizes, all genders (new and gently loved)
  • Shoes: various sizes, all genders (new and gently loved)

How to Donate

  • Bring your donation to Kellogg Middle School up until Tuesday December 14th
  • Donations accepted anytime between 8:45 AM and 4:00 PM
  • Donations can be placed in the cart (pictured below) located outside the Community Room exterior doors, which are located near the Main Entrance
Donation cart that will be placed outside the Community Room exterior doors, near the Main Entrance.

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Help define the Kellogg middle school boundaries

The Portland Public Schools district is looking for SE Portland community members to participate in the process of drawing the boundaries for the new Kellogg Middle School, which is set to open fall of 2021.

Family and community members with ties to our Southeast Portland schools are invited to apply for the Guiding Coalition that will review draft proposals, consider community input and make recommendations for new boundaries, school feeder patterns and special program locations.

Selected members will be asked to be available for meetings, open houses and other gatherings on Thursdays, from 6 to 8 p.m., through November 2020. The coalition will meet from April to June, then September to November, at locations in Southeast Portland. Childcare and interpreters will be available.

The application window, which opened Tuesday, March 3, will close March 17. Applicants will be notified if they are selected by March 20. The first Guiding Coalition meeting will be held on Thursday, April 2.

District News, Portland Public Schools

For more information, especially if you are interested in applying to be a member of the Guiding Coaltion, click here for more details.

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